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The Agony Of Phil Spector

Mitchell Cohen, Rock's Backpages, 8 July 2010

I CAN LISTEN to six hours of Phil Spector recording sessions, some of which amount to take after take of Spector instructing the lead singer of the Crystals on how to sing the opening lines of 'Uptown', I've listened to 28 consecutive takes of the instrumental track of a minor Spector production, 'Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love,' and about 17 vocal takes of Tina Turner getting louder and raspier as she tackles 'River Deep Mountain High'. Say what you will, he has made some incredible records.

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